There are three very different kinds of Jewish food. There's Israeli food, which is essentially the same as Lebanese, Greek, etc... Essentially, Mediterranean food. Then there's traditional ceremonial food meant to evoke misery, such as eating unleavened bread to remember what is was like to be slaves, or salt-water to remember the tears Hebrews cried when their people were slaughtered, or horseradish to remember the bitterness of slavery, all of which are "super-fun." And then there's the fabled kosher deli food, pastrami and rye, knishes and latkes, top-rate nosh. Especially once the koogle gets passed around.
That last kind, the "good" kind, is on parade up on the bench right now with the annual Deli Days. BW just swung for lunch, and this is what it looked like. Yum!